For the first time sine 2015 a solar eclipse can be observed from the Netherlands. A partial solar eclipse is going to be across the Netherlands on Thursday, and the chances are that the phenomenon can be definitely seen.
The solar eclipse will happen between 11:19 AM and 1:31 PM. The height of the eclipse, when the moon covers the top of the sun, is at 12:23 PM.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun. The moon is going to pass the sun from right to left.
In the beginning, the right side of the sun is partly covered by the moon’s shadow. The moon obscures the top of the sun at 12:23 PM. Afterwards, the moon moves to the left and the shadow fades across the sun’s left side.
The time when we can see the eclipse varies from northern Netherlands and southern Netherlands. A solar eclipse lasts shorter in the south than in the north Holland by over 7 minutes. This time difference occurs due to the Earth’s curvature.
17% of the sun’s total surface is covered at the climax of the eclipse. It is warned to not look directly at a solar eclipse, since it’s highly dangerous and harms the eyes to look into the sun for a long period of time. Instead, it’s suggested to wear eclipse glasses in order to watch the eclipse. Many online stores have these glasses on sale.
Because it’s been almost 6 years since the last solar eclipse, fanatics don’t need to wait for a long time for the appearance of the phenomenon this time around. October 25, 2022 is when the next eclipse is going to happen, which can also be observed from the Netherlands.
The moon will cover the sun for about 22% in this eclipse, so it will be larger than the eclipse occurring on Thursday.